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Ok i poured the concrete cores last night after work, took about 3 hours with 3 people working, not too bad
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:00 AM
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Today i boxed up for the top slab and tied off the rebar. I'm going to pick up a couple of extra lengths of rebar because i think its a bit light on. Also i threw in some spare mesh just to get rid of it.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:33 PM
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Looks great Justin! Keep at it; it goes faster than you think.

Be sure to post more pics soon.

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:02 AM
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It's looking good Justin.
I love how you built your stand.
I wish I would have done mine that way.

Are you planning on hand mixing the hearth concrete.
Or are you ordering a truck?

Lots of work either way.

Keep up the good work.

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:59 AM
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Hi Justin,

The base is looking great! What size oven diameter are you planning on building (my "inch" size brain will try to do the conversion)? Also, I saw your slab dimensions, what is your actual concrete block dimension? I'm having trouble starting my slab because I just can't commit to an oven base length.

Also is that some sort of "cement-board" you have on top? I gather you will pour your oven floor on it and leave it there. I've been wondering how much to overlap it over the blocks and you have the clearest picture I've seen on this site.

Thanks for sharing the great pics,
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Justin, it looks good, quick progress. As soon as you start the dome and then especially after the 4th or so course, you can really see the light at the end of the tunnel and it goes fast.
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I get to mix concrete now! I wish I hadn't been allowed to do that earlier!
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:37 PM
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Looks great Justin! Keep at it; it goes faster than you think.

Be sure to post more pics soon.

Bill
Thanks Bill, will do!

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It's looking good Justin.
I love how you built your stand.
I wish I would have done mine that way.

Are you planning on hand mixing the hearth concrete.
Or are you ordering a truck?

Lots of work either way.

Keep up the good work.

Dave
I am mixing concrete myself, but i have a cement mixer so its not too bad with a few people helping out. The hearth or top slab is much less volume than the foundation slab which i also mixed up myself so it should be ok. only problem is it is so high, i might have to bucket it in rather than just use a wheelbarrow.


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Hi Justin,

The base is looking great! What size oven diameter are you planning on building (my "inch" size brain will try to do the conversion)? Also, I saw your slab dimensions, what is your actual concrete block dimension? I'm having trouble starting my slab because I just can't commit to an oven base length.

Also is that some sort of "cement-board" you have on top? I gather you will pour your oven floor on it and leave it there. I've been wondering how much to overlap it over the blocks and you have the clearest picture I've seen on this site.

Thanks for sharing the great pics,
-Dino
Dino my design is for a 1m internal diameter oven, or approx 40". For this design the foundation slab really only needs to be around 2m x 2m, 78" x 78" but i made mine 2m x 3m so that i have a place to stand at the front while cooking pizza
Re the cement board, yes it is exactly that, similar to that used in bathrooms and wet areas etc, it actually has a name, ill try and find out for you. I plan to leave it in there once its poured as i've been told it will bond to concrete and never rot etc. the overlap i used is about 100mm or about 4" overlap on top of concrete block. This should be strong enough since i have supported the cement sheet with timber.

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Justin, it looks good, quick progress. As soon as you start the dome and then especially after the 4th or so course, you can really see the light at the end of the tunnel and it goes fast.
I hope so, i cant wait to start the dome!

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Dino, here is a diagram with some dimensions of my slab and block stand, hope it helps.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:18 PM
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Thanks Justin for the measurements.
My oven will be 42" wide and I was thinking I might take the 78 inch length (5 of our U.S. concrete blocks in length) and possibly reduce it to 4 1/2 blocks but the 2M or 78" looks like the right thing to have with a landing and such.
Looking forward to pics of your progress.
Good luck, Dino
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